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Social Justice Bermuda: Govt’s First 100 Days

Social Justice Bermuda: Govt’s First 100 Days

In anticipation of the opening of Parliament, the Social Justice Bermuda group prepared a document outlining their “suggested priorities for the Government’s First Hundred Days.” Their suggestions include introducing legislation to protect against modern forms of sexual harassment and abuse via electronic means, including the introduction... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Social Disparities In Healthy Food Access’

Video: ‘Social Disparities In Healthy Food Access’

The Health Council is holding a discussion this afternoon [Oct 29] with Food Fight Task Force, part of the Social Justice Bermuda Collective to discuss Social Disparities in Healthy Food Access, and you can watch the live video below. Related Stories“Social Disparities In Healthy Food Access” Health Council Launches... Read more of this article

“Social Disparities In Healthy Food Access”

“Social Disparities In Healthy Food Access”

A discussion will take place on Thursday, October 29th centering around “social disparities in healthy food access.” A spokesperson said, “The Health Council invites you to a Facebook Live discussion with Food Fight Task Force, part of the Social Justice Bermuda Collective to discuss Social Disparities in Healthy Food Access. “This... Read more of this article

Commissiong “Resignation” Is Positive Outcome

Commissiong “Resignation” Is Positive Outcome

Social Justice Bermuda said that “while it is clear” Rolfe Commissiong “should never have been appointed, we see his resignation as a positive outcome.” This follows after Mr Commissiong ostensibly “resigned” from Cabinet this weekend, with the Premier also advising the Governor to revoke his appointment to the Senate. The... Read more of this article

SJB Call For Appointment To Be Rescinded

SJB Call For Appointment To Be Rescinded

The Social Justice Bermuda group said they “listened in abject horror” as Rolfe Commissiong was appointed as a Minister and Senate Leader, and have called for “this selection to be rescinded.” Rolfe Commissiong Appointed After Stepping Down Before The Election Rolfe Commissiong, a former MP, stepped down as a candidate in... Read more of this article

Sept 27: Conversation On Cannabis Legislation

Sept 27: Conversation On Cannabis Legislation

The Social Justice Bermuda Cannabis Reform Taskforce will be hosting a virtual “Conversation on Cannabis Legislation” that will focus on Medicinal Cannabis on Sunday [Sept 27] at 8pm. A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda [SJB] is a collective of Bermudians who are inspired by the global Black Lives Matter Movement and the way that communities... Read more of this article

Social Justice Bermuda Release 2020 Platform

Social Justice Bermuda Release 2020 Platform

Social Justice Bermuda [SJB] has released its platform, saying “with this document, we seek to highlight our values and draw our community and elected leaders’ attention to some pressing social justice issues.” The document describes the group by saying, “Social Justice Bermuda is a collective of Bermudians who are inspired by... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA On Regulated Cannabis Plans

Social Justice BDA On Regulated Cannabis Plans

A $750 per year fee for a personal cultivation licence is prohibitive for many people, non-violent cannabis-related convictions should be expunged, and revenue from cannabis taxation must be reinvested into the communities most impacted. This was some of the feedback from the Social Justice Bermuda Cannabis Reform Taskforce about the Government’s... Read more of this article

Police: “The Matter Remains Under Review”

Police: “The Matter Remains Under Review”

[Updated] “The matter remains under review,” the police have stated in reference to the police officer who was suspended five weeks ago for a “disturbing social media post.” On June 7th, the police confirmed that an officer had been suspended from duty due to a “disturbing social media post.” The online post, which was... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

Photos & Videos: Social Justice Bermuda March

[Updated with photos] The Social Justice Bermuda group is holding a Black Lives Matter march this afternoon [June 13] at Barr’s Bay Park. We will have a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live video is below and you can view all our coverage of the Social Justice Bermuda group here. The group previously said, “Our march will start... Read more of this article

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

Traffic Disruptions Due To March On Saturday

There will be traffic disruptions during the march and tomorrow’s [June 13] Black Lives Matter march hosted by Social Justice Bermuda, the police have advised. A police spokesperson said, “In support of the peaceful protest scheduled to take place in the City of Hamilton on Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Bermuda Police Service Parish Officers... Read more of this article

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

SJB: ‘Time To Demand And Create Change’

Social Justice Bermuda will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday [June 13] and the group has  provided further clarity on the upcoming event as well as information about the longer term vision for their collective. A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda announced that they will hold another Black Lives Matter event on Saturday.... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice Bermuda presented their petition – “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” – to Governor John Rankin this evening at Government House. The petition — which received more than 93,000 signatures – states, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in the... Read more of this article